June 2014 | PAWS Chicago’s Training Center: Welcoming Dogs, Families, Volunteers and More!
On June 1, 2014, PAWS Chicago opened the PAWS Chicago Training Center, a 3,000 square foot space to expand lifesaving programs and further the No Kill mission. The Training Center serves as:
- A dedicated space for dog training, enrichment and behavioral modification programs—both for the public and to our homeless dogs awaiting adoption at PAWS Chicago. The Center offers a wide range of courses and programs for the public: everything from basic obedience and agility, to family-oriented programs like The Family Dog and Tails and Trails.
- A home for Dog enrichment and behavior modification programs, providing dogs who have special challenges with the training, exercise and enrichment needed to build their confidence and prepare them for adoption.
- A Lincoln Park Foster Pick-Up Location for families and individuals interested in opening their homes to a dog, cat, kitten or puppy for short-term home stays. The more foster families we have, the more at risk animals we can save. Learn more about foster.
- Additional space for speaking events and seminars, volunteer training and other events.
- Beginning in 2016, the Training Center will also be home to No Kill Academy.
December 2014 | PAWS Chicago’s North Shore Adoption Center: Lifesaving Expansion
The Glenn L. Felner North Shore Adoption Center, PAWS Chicago's first satellite adoption boutique, opened in December 2014 at 1616 Deerfield Road in the Highland Park Petco. With bright colors and PAWS Chicago's welcoming design, this suburban location will extend the reach of PAWS Chicago's messages of adoption, while finding homes for hundreds more cats and dogs. A particular focus is finding homes for large dogs popular in suburban communities that are often overlooked in high-density city living.
The North Shore community welcomed PAWS Chicago and the No Kill movement with open arms, completing 76 adoptions in the first month of operation.